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battle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of battle

  1. 1 a forceful effort to reach a goal or objective passing the driving test was an uphill battle, but she finally succeeded Synonyms of battle struggle, fight, fray, scrabble, throesWords Related to battle effort, exertion, labor, pains, trouble, work; drudgery, grind, sweat, toil, travail; combat, conflict, contest, strife, tussle, war, warfare; attempt, endeavor, essay, try

  2. 2 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups a battle between rival gangs left two people lying dead on the street Synonyms of battle fight, clash, combat, conflict, contest, dustup, fracas, fray, hassle, scrap, scrimmage, scrum, scuffle, skirmish, struggle, tussleWords Related to battle pitched battle, rough-and-tumble; affray [chiefly British], battle royal, brawl, broil, donnybrook, free-for-all, melee (also mêlée), mix-up, ruckus, ruction; blows, fistfight, fisticuffs, grapple, handgrips, punch-out, punch-up [chiefly British], slugfest; confrontation, duel, face-off, joust; altercation, argle-bargle [chiefly British], argument, argy-bargy [chiefly British], contretemps, controversy, cross fire, disagreement, dispute, falling-out, kickup, misunderstanding, quarrel, row, spat, squabble, tangle, tiff, wrangle; catfightNear Antonyms of battle truce

  3. 3 active fighting during the course of a war soldiers who desperately wanted to forget the horrors that they had witnessed in battle Synonyms of battle action, combat, fieldWords Related to battle attack, fire, firefight, pitched battle, single combat; hostilities, operations, warfare; duty, service

  4. 4 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another the chess game was a real battle between two of the world's best players Synonyms of battle ball game, contest, combat, competition, conflict, confrontation, contention, dogfight, duel, face-off, grapple, match, rivalry, strife, struggle, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tug-of-war, war, warfareWords Related to battle horse race, nail-biter; showdown; clash, collision, discord, friction; argument, controversy, debate, disagreement, disputation, dispute, dissension (also dissention), quarrel, row, wrangleNear Antonyms of battle concord, harmony, peace


battle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of battle

  1. 1 to engage in a contest the two teams, which have long been archrivals, will battle on the court for the state championship Synonyms of battle compete, contend, face off, fight, race, rival, vieWords Related to battle challenge, engage, play; jockey, jostle, maneuver; go out, try out; train, work

  2. 2 to enter into contest or conflict with the two top-seeded tennis players battled each other for almost three hours Synonyms of battle engage, encounter, face, meet, take onWords Related to battle emulate, rival; contend, fight, opposeNear Antonyms of battle elude, escape, evade; retreat

  3. 3 to oppose (someone) in physical conflict Andrew Jackson first gained fame as a military commander battling the Creek Indians during the War of 1812 Synonyms of battle fight, clash (with), combat, scrimmage (with), skirmish (with), war (against)Words Related to battle duel, joust; bang, bash, bat, batter, beat, belt, bludgeon, bop, buffet, clobber, hammer, hit, knock, paste, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, strike, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale; box, spar; brawl; grapple, scuffle, tussle, wrestle; bump, collideNear Antonyms of battle give up, submit, surrender

  4. 4 to strive to reduce or eliminate we must battle hunger and poverty wherever they exist Synonyms of battle fight, combat, contend (with), counter, oppose, oppugnWords Related to battle baffle, checkmate, foil, frustrate, resist, thwart, withstand; confront, defy, face, meetNear Antonyms of battle abide, bear, endure, suffer; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support, upholdAntonyms of battle advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote



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